Kidderminster Town Hall

Built on Vicar Street, Kidderminster Town Hall opened its doors in 1855 and since then has been at the heart of districts social calendar. This landmark building has played a central role in the town’s historical events and welcomed many royal visitors and dignitaries.

Speeches of eminent leaders such as a young Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, explorer Ernest Shakelton and women’s rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst have echoed off its walls. During the second world war years , Kidderminster Town Hall become a popular dance hall and many local couples met whilst gliding round the dance floor in the Music Room.

In the 50’s and 60’s it become one of the premier regional venues for newcomers into the music industry and the likes of the Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, The Kinks and Cilla Black all cut their musical teeth on the Town Hall stage.

Reports of a ghost, observed to be a well-dressed gentleman, is seen pacing the pavement outside and patting the ground for his lost wallet. It has been reported the gentleman was murdered here. The inn’s landlord, believing he was an intruder, shot the man in his drunken state after he returned to the bar to retrieve his wallet. The landlord intoxicated and confused, shot his wife mistaking her as the man’s accomplice. The landlord then turned the gun on himself.

Also haunted by prisoners gone by, the council offices that were once the cells of those trialled a the Crown Court in the upper echelons of this fascinating building, have been the scene of dark figures witnessed by those who now frequent here. It is claimed that prisoner suicides in the 1800s were of the highest rate in the cells of the Crown Court. Workers now often finish on time to avoid being alone with reports of shadows and unexplained noises.

Never before has this Victorian masterpiece of a building had its doors open to a ghost hunting company.

 

The Kidderminster Town Hall is a packed night of activities beginning with a walkround with our psychic medium who will tell us who is haunting the building tonight! You will be split into smaller groups and get to use the latest psychic and ghost hunting equipment and experiments for a night to remember! Fright Nights Worcestershire provides the best chance of finding out first-hand why Kidderminster Town Hall is regarded as one of the most haunted locations in Worcestershire.

Address: Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, DY10 1DA

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